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Thread started 04/25/08 11:00am

Dayclear

Portishead upset with Prince !

http://www.contactmusic.c...ce_1066860
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[Edited 4/25/08 11:09am]
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Reply #1 posted 04/25/08 11:06am

viewaskew

Dayclear said:

http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/portishead%20upset%20with%20prince_1066860
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Another dick move on his part. How typical.

After being bumped from Saturday's headliner's to support for Prince, Portishead's Geoff Barrow is angry that his band won't get the amount of assistance they need to put on an excellent sounding show. In an interview with BBC6, he said:


"Prince is gonna turn up with a 40-person entourage. With the sound men not allowing us to soundcheck, then you end up with this horrible situation where you're playing to a shed load of Americans without a soundcheck... It could be awful. We've actually hired another two people just to make sure the sound is good... just to fight in our corner."

The trifecta of Kraftwerk to Portishead to Prince should still end up being the weekend's highlight. I only hope that the people who show up only for Prince give more respect to Portishead than Rage Against The Machine's fans gave to Crowded House.
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Reply #2 posted 04/25/08 11:10am

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Portishead look to be on a collision course with Prince over their upcoming appearances at the Coachella Festival. The two acts will share a stage in the Californian desert this weekend at the annual gathering. However, Geoff Barrow from the Bristol avant-pop band says the last-minute addition of the US legend could scupper their preparations for the gig. "It was gonna be us and Kraftwerk, which was amazing for us to play with Kraftwerk", said the Portishead man. "Then I knew the tickets hadn't been selling well for the concert, so they put Prince in. Prince is gonna turn up with a 40 person entourage. "With the sound men not allowing us to soundcheck, then you end up with this horrible situation where you're playing to a shed load of Americans without a sound check. "For a band like us, a studio band, it's gonna be awful", predicted Barrow, who says the group have brought in new members of their touring team "to fight in our corner". Portishead release their comeback album, "Third", on Monday.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/...c8aba.html
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Reply #3 posted 04/25/08 11:11am

Dayclear

I miss the old Prince confused
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Reply #4 posted 04/25/08 11:16am

Dan

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But nothing has happened. It's just his negative prediction.
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Reply #5 posted 04/25/08 11:21am

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Dan said:

But nothing has happened. It's just his negative prediction.

Prince usually lives up to those.
Only the stupid are STILL Prince fans.
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Reply #6 posted 04/25/08 11:22am

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Dayclear said:

I miss the old Prince confused

What makes you think the old Prince wouldn't have done this kind of thing?
I'm not a fan of "old Prince". I'm not a fan of "new Prince". I'm just a fan of Prince. Simple as that
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Reply #7 posted 04/25/08 11:22am

viewaskew

Dan said:

But nothing has happened. It's just his negative prediction.


People can predic the sun coming up too. Predicting that Prince will be difficult & diva-ish is just as obvious. He's already started by preventing the filming of his segment.

Good luck, bootleggers!
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Reply #8 posted 04/25/08 12:05pm

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Prince: "Who is Portishead?...." eek


lol
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Reply #9 posted 04/25/08 12:17pm

Dayclear

Google em.
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Reply #10 posted 04/25/08 1:14pm

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How in HELL is anyone here blaming Prince 4 this?

That dude sounded like an idiot. Prince helped 2 spawn electronica. He should have some damn respect, and stop crying over it. There is ALWAYS a soundcheck, so they will get one.

DAG.
[Edited 4/25/08 13:15pm]
"He's a musician's musician..."
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Reply #11 posted 04/25/08 2:06pm

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I would think they should be angry with the Coachella organizers, rather than Prince. They're the ones who booked Prince.
I am one of the Orgeanic 6
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Reply #12 posted 04/25/08 2:11pm

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Giovanni777 said:

How in HELL is anyone here blaming Prince 4 this?

That dude sounded like an idiot. Prince helped 2 spawn electronica. He should have some damn respect, and stop crying over it. There is ALWAYS a soundcheck, so they will get one.

DAG.
[Edited 4/25/08 13:15pm]


Right? Boo-friggin'-hoo. rolleyes

They oughta be glad he's going on last. More people will be there to hear them - and they don't have to follow what is sure to be an amazing set.
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Reply #13 posted 04/25/08 2:11pm

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Maybe I'm reading this wrong but how is Prince to blame for this? Shouldn't he be mad at the organizers for not promoting the event better to boost ticket sales, or ensuring that equipment and staff is available for their soundcheck. How is that Prince's problem? I don't get it. confused
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Reply #14 posted 04/25/08 2:16pm

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wonder505 said:

Maybe I'm reading this wrong but how is Prince to blame for this? Shouldn't he be mad at the organizers for not promoting the event better to boost ticket sales, or ensuring that equipment and staff is available for their soundcheck. How is that Prince's problem? I don't get it. confused


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Thanks for the laughs, arguments and overall enjoyment for the last umpteen years. It's time for me to retire from Prince.org and engage in the real world...lol. Above all, I appreciated the talent Prince. You were one of a kind.
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Reply #15 posted 04/25/08 2:23pm

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wonder505 said:

Maybe I'm reading this wrong but how is Prince to blame for this? Shouldn't he be mad at the organizers for not promoting the event better to boost ticket sales, or ensuring that equipment and staff is available for their soundcheck. How is that Prince's problem? I don't get it. confused

indeed.
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Reply #16 posted 04/25/08 2:24pm

bellanoche

Giovanni777 said:

How in HELL is anyone here blaming Prince 4 this?

That dude sounded like an idiot. Prince helped 2 spawn electronica. He should have some damn respect, and stop crying over it. There is ALWAYS a soundcheck, so they will get one.

DAG.
[Edited 4/25/08 13:15pm]


Giovanni - I completely agree! I was going to say the same thing. This sounds like paranoia tinged with bitterness because Prince bumped Portishead. However, they obviously weren't a big enough draw, so the organizers saw fit to bring in a money maker. They should be thankful that Prince will be there. His presence has brought a lot of attention to a festival that many people outside of Cali have never heard about.
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Reply #17 posted 04/25/08 2:50pm

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bellanoche said:

Giovanni777 said:

How in HELL is anyone here blaming Prince 4 this?

That dude sounded like an idiot. Prince helped 2 spawn electronica. He should have some damn respect, and stop crying over it. There is ALWAYS a soundcheck, so they will get one.

DAG.
[Edited 4/25/08 13:15pm]


Giovanni - I completely agree! I was going to say the same thing. This sounds like paranoia tinged with bitterness because Prince bumped Portishead. However, they obviously weren't a big enough draw, so the organizers saw fit to bring in a money maker. They should be thankful that Prince will be there. His presence has brought a lot of attention to a festival that many people outside of Cali have never heard about.


Hey Bellanoche. Most definitely. That's what I'm saying. As usual, U R right on point.

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Reply #18 posted 04/25/08 3:01pm

ElCapitan

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This is fake controversy.
"What kind of fuck ending is that?"
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Reply #19 posted 04/25/08 3:03pm

Dayclear

Sounds like they're just paranoid about playing with the "Great one" smile
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Reply #20 posted 04/25/08 4:06pm

Haystack

Giovanni777 said:

How in HELL is anyone here blaming Prince 4 this?

That dude sounded like an idiot. Prince helped 2 spawn electronica. He should have some damn respect, and stop crying over it. There is ALWAYS a soundcheck, so they will get one.

DAG.


It's funny that the guy says; 'Then I knew the tickets hadn't been selling well for the concert...'

Well, duh! That observation kind of proves that you were clearly no draw whatsoever, so the organisers have obviously hired someone who'd provide them with something to shout about. Portishead have created their own very generic sound and their comeback album is causing about as much stir as a cow mooing in a field somewhere. Prince is spoiling nothing for them whatsoever, they're as irrelevant as they always have been - blaming Prince for any potential irrelevance is just silly.
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Reply #21 posted 04/25/08 8:55pm

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Giovanni777 said:

How in HELL is anyone here blaming Prince 4 this?

That dude sounded like an idiot. Prince helped 2 spawn electronica. He should have some damn respect, and stop crying over it. There is ALWAYS a soundcheck, so they will get one.

DAG.
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Easy there! Prince didnt help spawn this type of show it was the other artist who was headlining first. The point is that Prince is famous for doing stunts like walking in with 40 people and not letting others have sound check. Prince is famous as well for wanting the stage all to himself. Maybe the other artist was hinting that Prince was already wanting the stage cleared and such,we dont know the whole story. I say lets wait and see what progresses from this.If you think Prince is a perfect angel, I have to laugh at that one.hah!
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Smurf theme song-seriously how many fucking "La Las" can u fit into a dam song wall
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Reply #22 posted 04/25/08 8:57pm

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Genesia said:

Giovanni777 said:

How in HELL is anyone here blaming Prince 4 this?

That dude sounded like an idiot. Prince helped 2 spawn electronica. He should have some damn respect, and stop crying over it. There is ALWAYS a soundcheck, so they will get one.

DAG.
[Edited 4/25/08 13:15pm]


Right? Boo-friggin'-hoo. rolleyes

They oughta be glad he's going on last. More people will be there to hear them - and they don't have to follow what is sure to be an amazing set.

I agree.
Smurf theme song-seriously how many fucking "La Las" can u fit into a dam song wall
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Reply #23 posted 04/26/08 7:56am

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Bishop31 said:

Prince: "Who is Portishead?...." eek
lol

That'd say more about him than them.
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Reply #24 posted 04/26/08 8:02am

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cool! just reminding them who's boss wink
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Reply #25 posted 04/26/08 8:13am

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NouveauDance said:

Bishop31 said:

Prince: "Who is Portishead?...." eek
lol

That'd say more about him than them.

I don't understand your statement cause I have never heard anything from the people so I will have to do some research. But please remind me why would Prince know who these clowns are?
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Reply #26 posted 04/26/08 8:21am

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jimmyrogertodd said:

NouveauDance said:


That'd say more about him than them.

I don't understand your statement cause I have never heard anything from the people so I will have to do some research. But please remind me why would Prince know who these clowns are?

I didn't say he would know, just replying to Bishop31, saying hypothetically, if Prince (or anyone) said 'Who is Portishead?' it would say more about them, than it would Portishead.

I am not a Portishead fan BTW, just in case anyone feels like turning this thread into 7 pages of slagging them off and comparing them to Prince. lol
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Reply #27 posted 04/26/08 9:44am

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Portishead's CD titled "Dummy" from 1994 was an awesome collection of tracks. I have it. It was known for the song "Nobody Loves Me (Sour Times)". Very dark and yet groovy song. Great band.
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Reply #28 posted 04/26/08 10:09am

RodeoSchro

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Dan said:

But nothing has happened. It's just his negative prediction.

Prince usually lives up to those.


Give him the benefit of the doubt. Criticize him if he actually does something wrong, rather than assume bad things.
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Reply #29 posted 04/26/08 10:31am

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Giovanni777 said:

How in HELL is anyone here blaming Prince 4 this?

That dude sounded like an idiot. Prince helped 2 spawn electronica. He should have some damn respect, and stop crying over it. There is ALWAYS a soundcheck, so they will get one.

DAG.
[Edited 4/25/08 13:15pm]




PRINCE HELPED TO SPAWN ELECTRONICA?????

what the fuck are YOU talking about? eek
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